Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Meal Plan and Prep!


Tomorrow is THANKSGIVING already!!! I can hardly believe that another year has flown by and we are approaching one of my most favorite times of the year! There is always a mad dash of things to do, to get done, to buy, to make, etc!! It’s been so hectic that it would totally be acceptable to not workout or plan out my meals…RIGHT?!!  Well, the previous me would of chucked my workout in a heart beat and relied on caffeine and drive thru food to make it thru a busy week.  Now my non negotiable is my workout and my meal planning because that is my “me” time and trust me, if I don’t workout I am not going to be a nice mommy!

Not at all!!! #fitmom means that you value your health and that you want to not only be the best example you can be but you want to be around long enough to teach your kids that example as well! Your kids follow your lead , so if you want healthy kids lead by example! You don’t have to have a perfect 6 pack to be a good example, instead teach your kids the importance of regular exercise and healthy vs unhealthy choices! My kids tell me all the time what healthy choices are! #notselfish #smart 
Be a #fitfam #leadbyexample and set your family up for success! It starts with you!!!! #turbofire #hiit25 #pushplay #gotime
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So this week I am committing to continuing to be that fit mom despite the million different responsibilities.

I whipped up my meal plan!

Here are my thoughts! So I can workout every day this week.  We are traveling to my in laws for a few days.  So I will get up early and do my workout at my normal time so I don’t disturb the rest of the family.  Then, I will have my oatmeal for breakfast, my apple and almonds for snack, then lunch/dinner is our feast! I will have my shakeology in the evening to help my belly deflate!

What am I eating on Thanksgiving:  Turkey, stuffing,mashed potatoes, a TINY bit of gravy, green beans, roll (YES love rolls)  and a side salad!  Then of course I will have dessert, but I will be mindful! I will pick something that I LOVE and not eat something just because it is there!! I am going to enjoy, but of course in moderation, not over stuffed and no guilt.  


Remember to eat breakfast on Thanksgiving- one of the biggest myth is that you will just not eat and save up all your calories for dinner and be ok!  It won’t be!  Your body needs food when you wake up to jump start your metabolism and wake up your body.  

Like your wine- I love wine and that is my biggest downfall!  But the one thing I have learned is I can have wine and still feel good!  So my rule of thumb is to stay hydrated.  For every glass of wine that you drink have 1 full glass of water!!  Stay hydrated.

Now Thanksgiving doesn’t roll over into Friday, Saturday and Sunday either!  I am back on track Friday morning with a killer long cardio workout to just burn it off and I may switch up up and have Shakeology for breakfast.

I am actually doing T25 this week- i have body beast in there, but I scratched that!! It’s all about the cardio and prepping for Insanity Max 30 coming out next week!! Bring on the fat blasting!!!

Every day we wake up and are faced with 2 choices. The choice to face our FEARS or the choice to remain the same.

Facing your fears is definitely the harder route, it’s the road less traveled and it’s the road that when taken leads to failure but also leads to success. It’s the road that takes time, that isn’t a quick fix, that doesn’t make you rich tomorrow or skinny in an hour. It’s the road that leads to personal growth, lifelong health and fulfillment.

There is a reason why the finish line isn’t crowded. It’s because most people don’t have the vision of the possibilities instead all they can see is how hard it will be to get there!

So as you start this week, be a visionary, be a dreamer but most importantly be a DOER!!! You can see that finish line off in the distance, now imagine what it feels like to cross it?! NOW LETS GET TO WORK!


I didn’t always eat clean and I certainly didn’t always exercise. It wasn’t until I was feeling worn down, tired and my muffin top was rearing its ugly head that I decided I needed to change.

I wasn’t perfect when I started, I made bad food choices, I beat myself up over it, I weighed myself to many times a day and I cried because it wasn’t coming off fast enough. But just because I didn’t see the immediate results doesn’t mean I gave up! I continued to focus on improving my health, the quality of the foods I ate, the pairing of the right foods and proper portion size! I exercised regularly and pushed thru the ups and downs! Now what once was a struggle is now a habit and a part of who I am!

Trust me, you can make a healthy lifestyle a habit to!
Sneak peak into a typical day of clean eating! I eat a lot of food and I eat often! PS I LOVE TO EAT! I have energy and I never diet!!!

Strive for the right balance for you!!!!


Have a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Clean Eating Thanksgiving Go To’s!

Thanksgiving is a day to literally stuff yourself like the turkey on your table!  It puts people into the infamous turkey coma!  Then you unbutton your pants, lay on the couch and question why the heck you ate so much!  Seriously you can’t deny that you have totally been there!  I have for sure!

The next day you wake up and feel sluggish and vow to never do that again.  But holiday amnesia kicks in and there are leftovers- so you just eat some more!! But wait… you do ‘okay’ the next three weeks until the Christmas gatherings start and it happens all over again!  It’s the vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting, detoxing and binging!  But this year you can have a little self control and also still enjoy the day!  For me my balance is finding clean recipes that are full of flavor, satisfy what I enjoy and still leave feeling comfortable in my jeans!! 

So this week is our holiday survival guide!!!  Today is recipe day.  How can you tweak the foods you love to save your waistline???

Clean Eating Corn Souffle

Corn Soufflé is no doubt one of my fav recipes. But it has a stick of butter and sour cream in there which leaves my entire stomach in knots and the calories are killer!  So double whammy!  I cleaned it up and it’s pretty darn delicious.

Ingredients:
1/4 c egg substitute
1/4 c melted butter
1 8oz no salt added can of corn, drained
1 8oz can of cream corn
1 8 oz package of corn bread mix
1 8oz carton of plain greek yogurt
Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well. Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until set.
Clean Eating Thanksgiving Dinner

Next up the turkey!!!  Injecting your turkey with sodium and butter is one sure way to inject a little extra cushion to the middle!  This is one of our fav turkey recipes!  We actually use this with boneless skinless turkey breast quite often.
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 split bone-in, skin-on turkey breast (about 2 1/2 lb)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tsp minced fresh sage leaves
  • 2 tsp minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place turkey breast, skin-side-up, on a rack in a roasting pan.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice and zest, herbs, salt and pepper. Using your fingers, gently loosen skin from turkey breast meat without removing it completely. Rub herb-oil mixture under skin and all over turkey breast meat (including underneath breast as well).
  3. Roast, skin side-up, for 50 to 60 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer reads 165°F when inserted into thickest part of breast (test in a few places to make sure).
  4. Cover turkey with foil and let rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Remove and discard skin, then cut turkey breast from bone. Slice meat and serve.


 More thanksgiving recipes here!!!  Rolls, drinks and sweet potato casserole.

You can HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO!!!

What’s your favorite holiday dish that you would like a clean version of? If you post in the comments I will give you some suggestions and possibly a recipe!


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Insanity Max 30 is ALMOST HERE!!

Insanity Max 30 is ALMOST HERE!!!! It’s almost time for you to be able to score a copy for yourself too! HOLDALL !!!! I’m so stoked! Are you?!  Insanity Max30 is about to launch next week!!!!!  December 2nd is the official launch date for Max30!!!!  I’m so excited for you all to experience the newest Shaun T fitness program!  So let me give you all of the deets on the program and what you can expect!
Shaun T is the creator of Hip Hop Abs, Rockin Body, Insanity, Insanity the Asylum, T25 and now Insanity Max30.  He has been creating amazing fitness programs that truly work and get you the results you are looking for!  I have done ALL of Shaun T’s workouts. He and I have a love/hate relationship for sure! 
Insanity Max 30 is full of 150 new moves to help you dig a little deeper and get your body in the very best shape of your life.  This workout combines cardio and strength moves without using any equipment at all. Your body is your equipment for this workout!  Trust me that is all you need!  The program is 60 days long and is broken down into month 1 and month 2.  The workouts are all 30 minutes each with a 10 minute ab workout.  The idea of this program is not to make it through the entire 30 minutes, but to “MAX OUT” and go as hard as you can until you have to take a break!  You want to max out, it’s not a bad thing.  You actually track your daily progress by your Max Out times and aim to increase that time with each workout.
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Who is Insanity Max30 for?  It is for anyone that is a fitness beginner who wants to jump start their journey with an insane workout (it does have a modifier) a T25 graduate ready for a harder challenge, or an Insanity grad looking to take it to the next level!  
It’s not about your physical fitness.  It’s about your mental game!  Anyone can do insanity max 30, you just have to want to to do it!  You have to have that internal motivation and drive to every single day show up no matter how pretty it is. Trust me, it’s not pretty but its worth it and the results are mind blowing!  Being in this test group for 3 weeks I am seeing amazing results personally but also the other coaches are really rocking it too!
So you can the person wanting to lose 5lbs, 10lbs, 50 or 100 lbs.  This workout is for you if you are mentally strong and ready to rock it.

What are the workouts like:
The workouts in month 1 are a combination of cardio and tabata style strength workouts!  You no longer have a fit test like Insanity but every single workout is your fit test because your goal  is to beat your time from the day before!  
What is a tabata workout?  
It is 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off with the workout structure.
Month 2 is all about taking it to the max and challenging yourself to the max! The intervals are longer and the rest time stays the same so it’s challenging your endurance and strength.
For month 2 the intervals are 45 seconds on and 15 seconds off.
What about reaching a plateau?  
If you reach a plateau it’s not a bad thing.  It’s actually something to celebrate because it means that you worked hard to get to that plateau and now its time to work harder, go further, use my core, eat better so that I can break the plateau and get to the next one! Insanity Max30 is going to be your plateau breaker!!!!  TOTALLY!
Whats different about this program?
You might feel like you are maxing out in one move but then you switch and it gives you a little break so you can max out in another way!  The intervals are also a little different, 3 moves, 30 seconds each 3 rounds.  you do a little more a little longer and a little harder.
The focus is really on that recovery time.  Your recovery time is to enhance other parts of the workout.  Your focus is to really be self motivated beyond this 60 days!  I really feel like this workout is really a mindset.  It’s truly about being able to mentally tell yourself that you can do that.  You can push your body way further if your mind is in the game!  I’ve totally learned that thru the first 3 weeks.  It’s challenged my inner strength to dig deeper and crush it.
Is there a modifier?
Yes- there is a modifier track option so that you can see the modifier all the time during the workout which makes it easier to follow.
My T25 Transformation

What is Maxing out?  To Max Out means to stop or fail for the first time in the workout.  It’s really truly not about getting through all 30 minutes.  It’s about going as hard as you can for as long as you can, until you MAX OUT.  Write down the time take a break, and then you want to jump back into the workout.  If you stay committed and push to your max you will add more time each week with the workouts!  
MAXING OUT IS A GOOD THING!!!
What comes with the kit and how much does it cost??

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Month 1:  
Cardio Challenge:  1st workout and you use it as your guide and your first fit test per se.  It’s all cardio, its 4 1/2 minute interval 30 second rest.
Sweat Intervals:  Cardio type intervals that you ridiculously sweat with the same interval training.
Tabata Power:  Plyometrics, and comes down to where you are not jumping and is meant to generate power in your core. Great ab block in there!  
Friday Fight:  Killer!
5 day a week program!  
There is a Pulse workout for Saturday and it’s optional. It’s more of a pulse, balance, modifier type workout.  Focus on core, balance and form. 
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Month 2:
All the workouts are still 30 minutes.  Now you have Max out cardio & Max out Sweat with power moves to 5 1/2 minutes and then the break.  
Tabata Workout- Max out Strength and Max Out Power
45 seconds on 15 second rest and 6 rounds and at the end an extra something!
Friday Fight Round 2:  It’s just killer round 2. 
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12 Workouts on 10 DVDS, MAX out Nutrition Guide, Restaurant Guide, Wall Calendar.
60 day program, 30 days of workouts in each block.
Coach Exclusive:  SWEAT FEST is the coach exclusive that you only get when you buy from a coach.  Old Insanity cast members and coaches!  It’s just a little impromptu workout that is a rockin good time!
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“If you can’t do 1 more, do 5 more!!!!”—-  I can do this!  Mentally you can do this!!! WOHOO!!!  Lets do this!
Why Should you track your progress:  Because psychologically you want to see your progress!  You want to see each week how far you went and if you went 1 minute longer.  You can always have a challenge for yourself.
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Meal Plan:  Flexible eating and portion control.
Portion control is amazing.  It’s the most important thing you can do to get even better results.  If you manage your portions you can eat again sooner!  
The Meal plan is crucial to your progress!  It’s a great meal plan that is super easy to follow and effective and efficient!
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The Deluxe Kit comes with 3 extra workouts and the portion controlled containers.  
Do you want to hear all the details right from Shaun T’s mouth?  Listen to this hour long webinar explaining all the ins and outs and even demonstrating a new move!!!!!  
So how can you get it?  
Well you can only get it through a Team Beachbody coach starting on the 2nd of December!  So if you do not have a coach make sure to make me yours!  Click my link to create a FREE profile and send me a message by clicking the “CONTACT MY COACH” button to get the scoop on max 30.  Or you can complete the application below to get more information on participating in the Insanity Max30 test group starting on the 8th of December!  
What is the Insanity Max30 Test Group?

I am going to be running a very private and exclusive Max30 test group.  You can apply by completing the application below to be considered for a spot in the group.  
Each participant is required to purchase the Insanity Max30 program from me as their coach.  Each participant is required to replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the program.  The best option is to get the challenge pack because it has free shipping, discounted price, and includes everything you need to get started right!  
Why Shakeology? Because honestly you need the best brain and muscle fuel you can get during this workout.  You want to have this nutrient dense meal replacement every single day so that your muscles are getting vitamins and nutrients to recover from the intense workouts, you are getting portion control that is fueling you for your next workout and is keeping you healthy.  You are not adding this to your weekly grocery list, it is replacing something you previously ate!  For most people it replaces that drive thru, that daily stop out for lunch or the excessive snacks they used to eat because they didn’t have time to make a proper meal.

Trust me your body will thank you by giving you killer results when you incorporate shakeology! 
What will you get from me?  You will get access to a closed online facebook group.  No one but the members of the group can see what is being posted.  I will help you prepare ahead of time for your start of the workout.  We will talk measurements, before photos, meal plan, nutrition guide, recipes and motivation!  We will even walk through when your workout time will be, how will you make time and any obstacles you forsee in the next 60 days.  It’s all about  having balance, it’s not about being perfect but empowering yourself to be the best that you can be!  Trust me, the conditions will never be perfect, but there is no better time than now to rock out a killer after photo to ring in the New Year!!!
Does this sound like something you would like to do??? Apply now before all of the spots are gone!
Then, complete the application below for more information and to be added to the list and be the FIRST to get the workout program!
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Monday, November 24, 2014

The Scale Does Not Define YOUR WORTH!

Being a beachbody coach is an awesome job and I truly love helping other people!  It’s funny because the same questions creep in all the time. So today I want to talk about weighing yourself!  People ask me all the time, how often should I weigh myself, when and where!  So I am going to give you my honest opinion and my own personal experience with my journey!  Hopefully this will help to shed some light on how I got through the struggle with my scale!

Have you ever been told by a weight loss expert to throw away your scale?  If you did weight watchers you were defined by the scale each week!  Every week you weighed in and it honestly didn’t matter what you ate the week before as long as you lost weight.  So you could eat processed TV dinners and Diet Coke as long as you stayed within your points range and lost weight.  That’s great for some but it’s not creating a healthy lifestyle.  You are once again going to hit a plateau and not be able to lose weight because you are still put crap in your mouth.  You are just eating less food and are hungry because the TV dinner doesn’t fill you up and you want more!  I know myself that when I am hungry I get crabby and that’s no fun!  It’s no fun not to be able to eat!  So anyways the SCALE should never define who you are and your progress.  There are so many factors that go into your weight loss.  The scale is a great tool to constantly monitor where you are but it is not the driving force of your efforts.



Weigh yourself once a week.  Did you hear ME?!!!  Once a week!  That’s it!  The other times hide it!  Go by how you feel, how your clothes fit and your food journal to tell you if you are on track!
Pay attention to your weight trend over time.  If your weight spikes overnight, don’t worry about it too much.  If your weight steadily climbs from week to week now that is a different story.  Your weight fluctuates not only on a daily basis, but even on a within day basis, sometimes by SEVERAL pounds!  I mean that, by 2-3 lbs!!!!  You weight fluctuates based on changes in body water, the contents of your digestive system, the levels of glycogen in your muscles (stored carbohydrates) and for females, that time of the month.
Like looking at the stock exchange market charts, the short-term peaks and valleys shouldn’t alarm you.  People who invest wisely and hold almost always win the longer term compared to the people who panic during brief market fluctuations or jump on random tips.  It’s the same with your body.  It’s a positive trend over time that should interest you the most.

During the fat loss phase, body fat and body weight should be heading downward in a steady trend and lean body mass should be holding relatively stable or increasing slightly.

Regardless of your weighing frequency, consistency is vital!  So that means that every week when you weigh in do it at the same time of the day, on the same day of the week and with the same clothes or none at all.
So for me, I weigh myself every Friday morning, right after my morning workout and before I take a shower.  Then that’s it, it’s my official weigh in and I’m done!  I don’t sweat the number on the scale I just keep a mental note and keep going. Let me just tell you that I wasn’t always like that!  I used to get up every morning and weigh myself and then freak out if it wasn’t the same in the evening or the next morning.  But it was starting to control me!  I have taught myself that the number doesn’t define me and I am able to stay positive.

Instead of weighing yourself every day there are lots of ways to track your progress.
1.  Take your measurements- this is the first place you are going to see results.  Take your measurements on Day 1 and every 30 days for accurate progress.  So take your measurements around your chest, hips, thighs, each leg and each arm.  Record and store in your beachbody profile page.

2.  Figure out your body fat percentage either with an online calculator or  calipers.

3.  Photos- In my challenge groups I have everyone take a day 1, 30, 60 and 90 day photos.  This is so important because everyone has a certain degree of distorted self-image in the way they see themselves in the mirror and in their own minds.  But there is something different about photographs.  The photos don’t lie!
Sometimes seeing a picture of yourself is a pivotal event that triggers a turn around in your lifestyle.  I know that YOU don’t want to take those pictures but they are so important.  You can do what I did and lock them away in a file on your computer and hide them until you one day have the results that you would like and can pull them out and compare.  Also, since we look at ourselves each day it’s hard to see progress sometimes!  The pics put it all in perspective and help you to see the differences in your body.

So in closing remember that you are more than the number on the scale.  Your worth is not defined by the size of your pants and the 110lbs on the scale.  Your worth is defined by the food you put in your mouth, the hard work that you are doing in your workouts and the people around you that you inspire each and every day to lead healthy fulfilling lives!  Never make a scale be the reason you give up on yourself, that’s just a lame excuse to go back to your old ways.  And those old ways didn’t get you where you want to be anyways!!!


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Week 2: T25 Gamma/21 Day Fix Meal Plan

WELL!! Yesterday was officially the end of week 1 of Focus T25. My hybrid schedule of Gamma/Beta is going awesome! I am feeling it.. for sure!  I kept up with my meal plan that I posted last Sunday and it was pretty much an all around awesome week. I was sore for the first few days, but that goes away after a few days of getting used to a new routine 🙂 I love the feeling of soreness! It means that I am working hard and changing my body!! 

So, what did my schedule look like? 
Well, here it is!
DAY 1: SPEED 3.0- Definitely cardio! And you know what I say- cardio is HARDIO! I do it because I need to, but I definitely prefer lifting weights. This is an awesome workout routine though. You won’t get bored!! It is high intensity for sure and I get a fast sweat and the workout is over fast! 25 minutes baby!
DAY 2: RIPT UP- Love this one! I love to use weights and this might be my fave!!  
DAY 3: EXTREME CIRCUIT- exactly what it says! EXTREME CIRCUIT! You are working it all! Cardio, weights, and high intensity come together to give you an amazing 25 minute sweat sesh! LOVE IT ALL!
DAY 4: THE PYRAMID- Who am I kidding. I love this one just as much as all of the other ones I say I love 😉  The pyramid is literally a lot of reps and weights the whole time! So here is an example.. For bicep curls it goes 1… 1,2… 1,2,3….1,2,3,4 and so on! So you are doing LOTS until you burn out your muscles! It works awesome!
DAY 5: TOTAL BODY AND SPEED 3.0- Total body isssss TOTAL BODY! Everything will be worked! I think my hair got a workout! Pushups, planks, abs, upper body, butt.. everything! You will not be disappointed! 
Then, on Saturday I ran a Spartan Sprint. 4.3 miles of mud, trails, obstacles and FUN! Yes, I said fun! It was awesome and I totally recommend anyone who wants a challenge to run one! I will be running a lot more in the future! FOR SURE!
I mentioned above that my meal plan was pretty much spot on. The only thing that fell to the wayside was Saturday’s meal plan because we were at the race all day! So after we ran I had a banana, protein shake and a cliff bar to get my protein, potassium, electrolytes and all that jazz pumped back into me! Then, I downed a cheeseburger– bc let’s face it… I was starting and that was as good of protein I was going to get at the end of a 4 mile obstacle course 😉 
So this is what works for me. The T25 meal plan is great, but I tend to use more of the 21 Day Fix meal plan with all of my workouts. It is simple and I just measure out what I am eating. 
I will say that I am totally obsessed with the 21 Day Fix program as well! It’s pretty much amazing! I just took a little break to rock out some T25 for the next 3 weeks!!
For me, I am in the 1,500-1,799 calorie range! That gives me 4 green (veggies) 3 purple (fruits), 4 Red (protein) 3 Yellow (starchy carbs) 1 Blue (nuts, ect) 1 Orange (nuts and dressings) 4 spoons (nut butters, olive oil).  


Then, each container is broken down in the manual with a list of foods that you can eat.  I love it because I can easily pick from each list and create a meal plan for the week.  I love that the foods are listed in order of importance. So the higher on the list the foods are the more nutritionally sound they are! Of course you should have a variety of foods from the lists to give you variety of nutrients for your body.

I have not been eating out of the containers, but I measure and pour onto my plate.  Surprisingly each time I do that I am amazed with how much food I am still eating.

You do get the option to drink milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut water, coconut milk and fruit juices but you have to sub out a yellow container and you are only allowed them 3x per week!  So it does make you re think your drink as well.  I tend to forgo the almond milk in my shake so that I can have the carb later in the day to keep my energy level up!  Also you can have a glass of wine but you give up a yellow container which is a carb for the day!  In my case, I would rather eat food than drink wine!  I get grumpy without food!  lol

How does Shakeology fit into this??  It is counted as a Red container which is a protein!  🙂  BONUS easy quick meal for me!

There are also treats allowed as well. They give you a list of treat ideas that replace a yellow container. 

Recipes!  There are a list of seasoning mixes that you can whip up to prepare your food with!  There are container recipes for your veggies, protein and starchy carbs as well.  I love the recipes for your shakeology and the home made dressing recipes!!! 

There is an awesome restaurant guide as well.  I like that they give you a list of restaurant foods and what containers that they will check off.  For example cheese and veggie pizza (1/4 of  12inch slice) is 2 yellow, 1 orange and 1 green!  In my opinion that would not be worth it to me!  I’m all about getting the most out of the foods that I eat!!!!  The one I would go with is lean meat tacos (soft corn) with cheese, lettuce, and salsa (2 tacos) is 1 yellow, 1 red, 1 green and 1 blue!
Now that is worth it and filling! 



So now the hard part is figuring out how to keep track of all this and make it work for you!  Luckily we have made it easy for you!  On the Team Beachbody site there are tracking sheets that you can put your container allowance at the top and you can tally each meal of the day and check of what you have! This really gives you a visual to follow.

For me, I am the meal planner so I made myself a color coded excel spreadsheet where I plugged in exactly what I am going to eat for the week. Then along side of that I have my sheet of paper with my grocery list of things I need to pick up at the store.  This way when I am done with the meal plan I can print it off and stick it on the fridge, so I don’t forget what I am making.  Then, I shop so that I actually have the food I planned for! This makes my life so much easier.  No standing in front of the fridge each night wondering what to make!!!
Do you want in on my 21 Day Fix accountability and Support?!?!  Complete the application below to be considered for my next accountability and support group!  I will keep you on track to reaching your own 21 day success!!!!  We will be doing this up until the New Year! Don’t wait to get healthy ! Do it NOW!! The start of a new you, a healthier lifestyle and the body you have always wanted….. THE HEALTHY WAY!!

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